The Sydney Heersink Grant
The Sydney Heersink Grant is an annual grant funded by The Breasties. Sydney Heersink traveled to the very first Breasties' retreat all the way from Dublin, Ireland, ahead of her preventative mastectomy in January 2018. It's with heavy hearts that we share that Sydney passed away from stage 4 endometrial cancer in September of 2019.

This Grant is in honor of Sydney’s life, who she was before cancer, the Sydney that was traveling the world and studying international law -- her beautiful, passionate and impactful life.

We will celebrate Sydney by providing financial assistance to Breasties in the community. Each year, we will award three, $1,000 grants. This grant can be used to pay for travel to Camp Breastie or a Retreat, for groceries, medical bills, school expenses, etc. - it will be up to the sole discretion of the grant recipient.

The Grant is eligible to individuals who are suffering from a cancer diagnosis or high-risk genetic disposition to cancer. Grant recipients must be able to provide proof of medical condition with a letter of confirmation by a physician if requested. Proof may be required after award notification. Do not submit with application.

Applicant must be a US citizen or legally reside in the United States.

All checks are paid to the individual directly. You will only receive communication from The Breasties if you have been awarded the grant.

*If you are applying on behalf of someone else, please fill out the form with the nominee's information. For any questions, email
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